Imide-containing ladder polyphenylsilsesquioxanes with high thermal stability and thermoplastic properties
Article first published online: 31 OCT 2013
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Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 131, Issue 7, April 5, 2014
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2014). Imide-containing ladder polyphenylsilsesquioxanes with high thermal stability and thermoplastic properties. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 131, 40085, doi: 10.1002/app.40085, , and (
- Issue published online: 13 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 31 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 5 JUL 2013
- inorganic polymers;
- thermal properties
This work reports for the first time the synthesis of ladder polyphenylsilsesquioxanes containing imide building blocks as parts of the main parallel chains. The ladder structure of the synthesized polymers was documented by means of small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) measurements. The obtained ladder polymers exhibit stability with respect to decomposition up to temperatures as high as 460°C; additionally, they have melting points far below their decomposition temperatures, which make them interesting candidate materials for thermoplastic processing. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 40085.